Found May 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Veteran free agent middle linebacker Gary Brackett has been cleared to play again after a shoulder injury that sidelined him for all but one game in 2011. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the nine-year veteran, released by the rebuilding Indianapolis Colts earlier in the spring, will be in a hurry to return to the field. Brackett, 32, has had some nibbles, as first noted by CBS Sports. But he isn't likely to jump at a minimum offer, or basically $1 million, as some out-of-work veterans have done in recent weeks. Brackett's wife has just begun her medical residency, he's got money in the bank, and a burgeoning presence as a motivational speaker. So he's hardly desperate for a paycheck. He would prefer to play in '12, and at age 32 feels he's got some productive football still in him, but won't force the issue. Brackett and some other guys who have not lunged at the carrot of a minimum-salary deal are good examples of the stories not of...
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